Institute of Education


Parenting culture, childhood, and adult-child relations in the contemporary age

9:15 am to 4:30 pm, 23 May 2018

Mother and son reading together

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Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Whilst 'parenting culture' and 'childhood' are now well-established fields of multi-disciplinary social science scholarship, so far, the tensions and resonances between these two bodies of work have not been significantly explored, particularly in global contexts.

Taking 'adult-child relations' as the locus of this comparison, this workshop brings together novel contributions from scholars working in both of these fields, and who are interested in creating connections between them.

The papers presented at this workshop focus on local and transnational aspects of parent-child relationships. They prompt, and in some cases directly engage in, cross-cultural comparison, drawing on research in a range of geographical locations to expose both the continuities and differences of contemporary family life in a globalized age.

This workshop is organised by Dr Charlotte Faircloth and Dr Rachel Rosen, who are based in the Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education.


The cost of this event is £10 and is open to all.

We have a limited number of travel bursaries available for non-stipended participants. If you would be interested in this support, please email c.faircloth@ucl.ac.uk by 19 April 2018 with a short description of your research interests and saying why you would like to attend. We are particularly interested in supporting participants whose research is transnational in focus and participants who come from under-represented groups in academia.



Charlotte Faircloth
Rachel Rosen